Rabbanut Restores Hechsher of Hebron Wines

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
27 Elul 5769

hebon-wines1While I was not planning to release additional bulletins before Rosh Hashanah, I feel compelled to inform readers that the Chief Rabbinate has restored its supervision to Hebron Winery, explaining that it has come to an understanding by which the winery is adhering to its demands.

As such, Hebron Wines is once again under the supervision of the Rabbinate and Badatz Machzikei Hadas – Belz.

Shana Tova to all readers.


  • Ira
    September 16, 2009 - 14:19 | Permalink

    This seems strange. The Rabbanate of Kiryat Arba (not the Chief Rabbinate) has restored the supervision. That is very good.

    But Rav Lior had explained that the winery had been using unsupervised ingredients. If so, what about the kashrut of the wine and grape juice that was made with these ingredients?

    Have these products been destroyed? Will they be sold to an unsuspecting public? What do we do about bottles we have purchased? What about bottles now of the store shelves?

    We deserve to know what we may and may not drink before we purchase any more of these bottles.

  • David
    September 21, 2009 - 09:50 | Permalink

    From what I understand of the issue on reading the bulletins, there was, rectoractively, nothing wrong with the kashrut in the first place. All the ingredients are supervised, and the issue was more to do with new supervisation personnel coming along and not wanting to trust an existing relationship between the kashrut agencies.

    If I am totally off track here, I request that this reply not pass moderation. If my summary is an acceptable one, then am also happy to receive more elaboration.

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